Cirencester Ramblers

2nd May Andoversford

On Bank Holiday Monday, 2nd May, 23 members set out on a beautiful sunny morning from Andoversford for an 8.5 mile walk. They walked past the Point to Point in Sandywell Park and continued to reach Lower Dowdeswell. Here they stopped for a coffee break in the grounds of The Church of Saint Michael and All Saints (a Grade I listed building).

Leaving the church they walked to Castle Barn Farm, past Rossley Manor to pick up the Cotswold Way. Entering Lineover Woods they were met with a profusion of Bluebells, Wood Anemones and other delights including early Purple Orchids. Leaving the wood, they faced a strenuous climb up to meet the main A436. Here the weather changed and so they had a rainy journey via Foxcote back to the start.

 

Walking from Point to Point in Sandywell Park

After the coffee break at Lower Dowdeswell Church

Making our way through Lower Dowdeswell

Early Purple Orchid in Lineover Wood

Some of the gorgeous bluebells in the woods

The rain caught us out near the end of the walk